Blogging Through the Book: Focus on Yes
Why was I created? I think it’s a lofty thought. You can spend hours speculating, wondering, even wishing. But usually we tie our “yes” our acceptance to worldly things.
At least, that is how I lived my life. I tied my acceptance to my husband, my children, my career. I don’t recall ever considering what my “yes” was/is in Christ.
What about you? What is the basis of your acceptance? What makes you feel like you belong? What gives you direction?
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It wasn’t until I woke up mentally and physically exhausted.
I was tired. I realized being tied to worldly acceptance was hard work. The payoffs seemed satisfying for brief moments but it did not hold for long. At my awareness of this fact, I began searching.
I wish I had a book like “The Gospel of Yes”. It would have saved me some time. But better late than never. (smile)
About "The Gospel of Yes"
God would like a word with you.
What you believe about God affects the way you approach life—often in ways you don’t realize. Are you convinced that God limits you, or liberates you? Is he more interested in correcting you or connecting with you? And when you hit a rough spot and start looking for help, do you believe God is against you or on your side?
In The Gospel of Yes, Mike Glenn reveals God’s most powerful word, which opens our eyes to everything he does. That word is YES. God said “yes” to creating a world for us to live in and “yes” to inviting us into a relationship with him. No matter what we face in life, the best way to live is captured in one word: yes.
When you live in God’s “yes” you find your identity, your true value, and your unique purpose on earth. You can stop trying to be someone else and enjoy being yourself as you join with God in doing the work of his kingdom. When God looks at you he always says “yes.” It’s time to live like you know it.
Do you know your “Yes”?
“If you know your ‘yes,’ then you can simply let go of all the things that don’t help you get closer to Christ.” (p.14)
Do you know your “yes”? Why you were created? What you’re called to do with your life?
This week I'm including the description but every week I will explore thoughts and sticky points in The Gospel of Yes. This week I'd like to merely consider: What is YOUR yes?
I believe I know mine and it makes considering my future bright yet intimidating. I also look forward to reading the post of the others bloggers as we blog through this book.
Starting with yes seemed like a logically placed to begin.
Once Pastor Mike Glenn had an encounter with God concerning a personal and ministry struggle he learned his yes. I loved how he then used his “yes” as a filter. He used it to determine what choices he made in his life.
This concept singlehandedly caused me to pause. How many times have you wrestled with a decision?
Whether to move.
Whether to move forward in ministry.
Whether to start a business.
These types of decisions would be easier to consider when you know your “yes”.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart… Jeremiah 1:5a (Read it)
Question: Do you know your YES? How does knowing it or not knowing it affect your life? Add your comment below.
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